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Melanie Jul 8, 2009 04:09 PM

Hey folks,

Not sure if any of you remember me, but I used to be a fairly frequent poster on the Manhattan boards until I moved to DC a little over a year ago.

Well, I'm heading back for a bachelorette party in early August and am in charge of finding a restaurant for the 4 of us girls.

I was told to find a funky (yes!) yet trendy (ugh) place for the 4 of us girls with a limited budget (approx $30-$40 per person including alcohol, tax, tip). I'm thinking somewhere in the EV/LES would be the most appropriate.

Also, if anyone has thoughts about decently priced hotels in that area as well, please let me know!

Thanks, my friends!

  1. LeahBaila Jul 9, 2009 05:01 AM

    What types of cuisines are of interest? Thanks.

    www.thelunchbelle.com

    1. The Chowhound Team Jul 9, 2009 05:37 AM

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        RCC Jul 9, 2009 06:52 AM

        I'd suggest Kuma Inn in the LES.
        The food's good, it has very reasonable BYOB policy (I haven't been in a while so please call ahead to check on this) and it's funky and quite trendy for the price.

        1. Melanie Jul 9, 2009 10:29 AM

          Kuma inn is a great suggestion - I thought someone might suggest this! Cuisine really doesn't matter - we're open to anything chow-worthy!

          Chowhound team: Apologies for the hotel inquiry! I'm getting so excited about my trip, I'm clearly forgetting the rules!

          Thanks

          1. prdct Jul 9, 2009 10:56 AM

            I've gotten out of there for that amount at Momofuku Ssam with a group, but you would have to keep the drinking down.

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            1. re: prdct
              prdct Jul 9, 2009 10:56 AM

              Also maybe Otto?

            2. k
              kansel Jul 9, 2009 11:35 AM

              Nolita House would be a good spot to try.

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                k
                KTinNYC Jul 9, 2009 01:07 PM

                I'm always surprised when people suggest Nolita House. The food is so mediocre. Maybe I order the wrong things. What do you suggest? Also, I don't think it is either funky or trendy.

                I agree with prdct, I'd eat at Ssam and drink elsewhere in the neighborhood.

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